Beach breath

The sea shares
its handsome breath with us, 
trying to juke a path 
around us, lonely guards 
on the shore amid 
crabs and other warriors.

We took the beach 
for what it intended: 
sandy exhaust 
under a brilliant sun, 
dry until 
the next wave.

© 2021 Phillip Knight Scott

 It’s the 10th anniversary at dVerse and we’re celebrating with writing a Quadrille: a poem of exactly 44 words. The word today is ‘juke.’

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now!

48 thoughts on “Beach breath

  1. i love letting the tides tear at your feet taking away the sand and sinking you in a bit deeper. Did not make the beach this summer, but I miss its breath. The warm salt. I want to inhale it.

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  2. This is so charming!!! 💝💝 So much to love here especially the image of the sea “trying to juke a path around us.” I am hitting the beach once it’s safe enough to go 🙂

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  3. I really enjoyed this wistful poem – especially love the line ‘the sea shares its handsome breath with us.’


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